Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem
All-in-one digital toxic gas detection solution that enhances health, safety, and environmental performance. Go with Shepherd to cut methane emissions and reduce hydrogen sulfide risk.
BeSafer Wearable Monitor
The BeSafer™ Wearable Personal Monitor empowers field crews to quickly respond to prevent toxic gas incidents, injuries and fatalities while ensuring regulatory compliance. Learn More
DigitalSafety™ Hubs receive and send data and commands via satellite, cellular LTE, Wi-Fi, or Ethernet between field locations and Shepherd or client remote operations centers. Learn More
Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem
The Shepherd Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem™ integrates multigas sensors, wearable personal monitors, and a field communications and command platform that allows onsite and offsite personnel to monitor crew safety and emissions from any location. As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), services, and rental equipment provider, Shepherd is uniquely positioned to help asset owners establish an asset-to-enterprise, 24×7 toxic gas detection, monitoring, and response system.
Oil and gas drilling, completion, production, and mid- and downstream operations are renting Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem equipment to reduce significant injuries and fatalities and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Shepherd team supports customer operations with system design and implementation, 24×7 overwatch, rapid response, and preventive maintenance and calibration services.
Shepherd’s sensors and communications equipment are so affordable that named point sensors can be reliably deployed to minimize risk and pinpoint leaks at upstream, midstream, and downstream locations.
Shepherd maintains an inventory of rental equipment that can be quickly mobilized to detect CH4, CO2, H2S, LEL, CO, SO2, and O2.
On request, sensor packages for ClO2, HCl, HCN, NO, NO2, O3, and PH may be integrated into the Shepherd Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem.
Asset owners who partner with Shepherd to improve safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions have documented less downtime from false alarms, faster response to incidents, and better ESG scores.
BeSafer Wearable Personal Monitors
BeSafer Wearable Personal Monitors feature two-way connectivity, multigas detection, GPS location, employee-down alerts, and check-in/out-of-location logging. Incorporating a high-technology personal monitor into the Shepherd Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem solution reduces risk and lowers the total cost of operations. Field crew safety and location can be monitored in real time from the Shepherd 24×7 real-time operations center or from a client operations center. There are no data storage, management, or communications subscription fees.
StaySafer Toxic Gas Sensors
StaySafer Toxic Gas Sensors can be named with a specific location—compressor, doghouse, H2S scavenger, separator, shale shaker, VRU, wellhead, etc.—to ensure personnel immediately understand where emissions occur. For some toxic gases with low concentrations, electrochemical detection measures the concentration of a target gas by oxidizing or reducing the target gas at an electrode and measuring the resulting current. For other gases, proprietary Shepherd NDIR technology uses an infrared light emitter and an infrared sensor to accurately detect gas type and concentration with uniquely low power consumption, under 3 mW.
StaySafer sensors are proven to deliver high reliability, accuracy, and fast reaction to growing gas concentrations. Standard sensor units detect CH4, CO2, H2S, LEL, CO, SO2, and O2. On request, sensor packages for ClO2, HCl, HCN, NO, NO2, O3, and PH may be integrated into the Shepherd Digital Gas Monitoring Ecosystem sensors.
The DigitalSafety Hub is a communications, command, and control platform. Wireless alarms, powered by a solar panel, are controlled by the hub and can be positioned anywhere on location. Alerts are sent via text, email, mobile app, and client portal. Incident notifications include named sensor identification, contact numbers, and GPS coordinates. Alerts can be triggered before gas levels reach a critical level so that problems are detected early and life-saving decisions are made faster.
With this technology, onsite and offsite personnel can monitor field crew safety and emissions from any location. The touch-screen hubs enable 24×7 connected monitoring and overwatch, automated calibration, active status message display, and an active sensor list with rotating gas and reading status. All data collected from the sensors are stored to create an extensive record of exposure levels and employees’ responses─invaluable information for health, safety, and environment professionals and executives.